Important Information for Veterans

Important Information for Veterans

 

VETERANS COORDINATOR OFFICE

  • Located in the Scharbauer Student Center (SSC), Room 131
  • Email:  mcvet@midland.edu
  • Phone: (432) 685-4511

VETERANS COMPUTER LAB

  • SSC 132
  • For Veterans and dependents

VETERANS LOUNGE

  • SSC 133
  • For Veterans and dependents

A student wishing to receive VA education benefits must submit a written request to the VA Coordinator every semester. Complete the online Veteran Request for Certification form or pick one up in the in the VA Coordinator's office.

Veterans Certification Form (pdf)

Students must be registered for classes before submitting the Request for Certification form online, in person, or via email mcvet@midland.edu.

Contact the VA Resource Center to ensure your certification was submitted. If it was submitted, you should call the VA at 1-888-442-4551. The VA representatives at this number can look up your file when you provide them with your VA claim number. They are able to verify or deny receipt of your certification as well as determine whether your payment has been processed.

The Veterans Resource Center must be notified of any and all changes to the student's information, major, or semester schedule of courses.

All adds, drops and withdrawals must be reported by the veteran in order to receive the applicable benefits correctly. Remember, the veteran will be held responsible for all overpayments.

Changes of address or direct deposit information MUST be reported by the veteran to the VA Processing Office. This can be done by phone at 1-800-442-4551 or on the VA website at either the "WAVE" or the "ASK A QUESTION" feature.

A repeated course may only be certified by the VA if:

  • a minimum grade of "C" is required by the department as stated in the catalog to advance to the next course.

  • a course is failed with the grade of an "F" or "W".

  • The last semester before graduation is considered a "round out" term. To receive full VA Benefits, you may take 12+ hours and are not limited to courses on your degree plan.

VA students must meet the criteria for satisfactory progress as put forth in the Midland College Catalog. A student who remains on academic probation for two consecutive terms must be reported to the RPO as making unsatisfactory progress.

Once reported for unsatisfactory progress benefits are terminated and cannot be resumed until the student attends and regains good academic standing at Midland College. The VA Coordinator will then report to the RPO the student’s renewed eligibility for VA education benefits.

For Fall and Spring semesters:

Full Time = 12 or more hours

3/4 Time = 9 to 11 hours

1/2 Time = 6 to 8 hours

Chapter 33 only - 7 hours or more

Summer semesters:

Full Time = 4 hours in each 6-week session; 6 hours in each 8-week session

3/4 Time = 3 hours in each 6-week session; 5 hours in each 8-week session

1/2 Time = 2 hours in each 6-week session; 3 hours in each 8-week session

The Hazlewood Act (Section 54.203, Texas Education Code) exempts Texas veterans from payment of tuition and certain fees at state-supported institutions of higher education.

Financial Aid - Hazlewood

For more information, visit the Texas Veterans Commission website:

Texas Veterans Commission

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